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Teen drowns in Harnett County pond

Posted September 15, 2010

— A 17-year-old drowned Tuesday afternoon in a Harnett County pond, authorities said Wednesday.

Kenneth Andrew Watkins III and a friend were trying to swim to the middle of the pond on Flyway Drive in Lillington, where there was a small island. Authorities said Watkins, a senior at Harnett Central High School, went under the water and didn't resurface.


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  • pebbles262004 Sep 16, 2010

    So sad, I am praying for the family and I know that they welcome all prayers.

  • cth1 Sep 16, 2010

    So sad!!! Praying for the friends and family that are left behind to grieve the loss of this young man!!!

  • Kandy007 Sep 16, 2010

    Drew was one of the sweetest young men I had ever met.HE will be greatly missed. My prayers go out to his family and all of his freinds. Rest in peace Drew.

    Coach Kandy :-)

  • lolly Sep 15, 2010

    My deepest sympathy to his family. My thoughts and prayers for their tragic loss.

  • Adelinthe Sep 15, 2010

    Awww, praying for all who loved him.

    What a shame.

    God bless.


  • TheAdmiral Sep 15, 2010

    I knew the fella. Incredibly intelligent and popular. Some of the kids that was on the wrestling team will miss him horribly.

  • mycatbubba Sep 15, 2010

    This is so incredibly sad. Drew was a very popular student at HCHS and will be missed by so many people. Special prayers go up to his family and friends.